Saturday, 19 January 2019

Less is More Sketch Challenge #387



Hello and happy Saturday!  It's time for another challenge over at Less is More and this week we have a fun sketch challenge.
I have two cards to share with you today. 
Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge and check out all the beautiful cards by the DT,  they may even have another card to share with you over at their blog!  I would love to see your cards in the gallery, just remember we are a CAS challenge so love to see white space on your cards.

                                                  
                                                                   
Our wonderful sponsor this month is Skull and Cross Buns, they have some cute stamps and you can check their website out HERE.

                                   



For my first card I stamped hearts from CAS-ual Fridays"Puffy Heart Love" stamp set with several colours of Catherine Pooler Inks in the shape of the sketch. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays " Sands of Time 2".  


For my second card I pulled out some old stamps sets from my Stampin Up collection.  I stamped the floral branch from "Nature's Perfection" using my Marvy Brush markers and the sentiment is from "Blooms & Wishes".  I had forgotten how easy it is to stamp with markers and red rubber stamps.  They work so well!



Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!




Saturday, 12 January 2019

You don't look a day over FABULOUS!

Hello and happy Friday!   I'm so excited to be over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog today with my first post as a new Ink Squad DT member. You can click HERE to take you over to the CAS-Fridays company blog.

 I have two cards to share with you today using the Tutu and Bomb Diggity stamp sets.  These cards came together quite quickly which is my favourite kind of card!  

                                       

First I stamped the ballerina from "Tutu" stamp set using Catherine Pooler inks  Suede Shoes and Flirty Fushsia and die cut her out using the coordinating Ballerina Fri-Dies.

                                    

For the sentiment, I curved the "you don't look a day over" from "Bomb Diggity" stamp set  onto my block and stamped it onto the top of my card panel. Then I stamped the "Fabulous" at the bottom.

                                   

Finally I adhered the ballerina onto my panel using dimensional foam squares and adhered that panel onto my card base using some foam tape for a bit more dimension.

                                   


And here's my second card which is basically the same but I stamped the ballerina out in the one ink colour and then coloured the flowers in her hair and tutu with my Prisma colour pencils.  I sponged the edges of the card base with the same coloured ink and adhered the panel straight onto the card base.
    

Here's a link to the stamp sets and Fri-Dies used on my cards and if you would like to purchase them, you can use my code below to get a 15% discount!!

                                     



                                                           Design Team

I am entering this into The Watercooler Wednesday challenge #203 - Karen's All about occasions.  Click HERE to take you over to the challenge.  My friend Tristan from Tinstar Designs has a gorgeous alcohol ink card over there.



Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Less is More Challenge #386 - Water



Hello and happy Saturday!  I'm so excited to be starting off the new year as a DT member for one of my favourite challenges Less is More.  LIM is one of the first challenges I entered shortly after starting my blog back in March of 2017.  

Our first challenge for 2019 is "Water" and you can interpret this in anyway you like,  as long as your card is CAS.  Just remember, we like to see all that beautiful "white space" on your card.  Click HERE to take you over to the Less is More Challenge blog for a ton of inspiration!

Our sponsor this month is Skull and Cross Buns, they have some cute stamps and you can check their website out HERE.

                                      

For my first card I used the smooshing technique by adding Distress inks to a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water and smooshed onto a piece of Bristol card stock.  I dried the ink before adding another colour.  I used three different colours of Distress Inks starting with the lightest colour.  I stamped the butterfly and sentiment from Clearly Besotted in CP Midnight ink.  





For my second card I masked an area on my card front with painters tape and used the same smooshing technique but this time with some watercolour markers instead of Distress inks.  I stamped the floral image from Uniko over the top with CP Midnight ink and added a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays.




I am also entering this card into the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge which is Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes".



Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!











Friday, 4 January 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #130



Hello happy Friday and happy new year!  My card today is for the AAA Cards challenge which is "Three of something".  I know I waited until the last minute to enter but today is the first chance I had to make a card.  The guest designer is one of my former teamies from CAS-ual Fridays - Ishani with a cute Christmas card.  Now that Christmas is over, I need birthday cards.  I must admit that I ran out of time again last year and did not mail any Christmas cards!  I handed a few out to friends that I saw in person but everyone else missed out.  To tell you the truth, I don't think anyone noticed!  Anyway, I made a promise to myself to try and post as many birthday cards out this year as I can. (or remember)

For my card today, I used the Catherine Pooler Designs set called "I eat cake".  I stamped the cup cakes with CP inks and did some highlighting with my Prisma Pencils.  The sentiment is from the same set.




Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with some news!

Friday, 21 December 2018

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #215


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Hello and happy Friday!  I am sad to say that today is our last challenge!!  I have enjoyed my time  so much on the Challenge design team and will miss it very much as well as my fellow Inspiration teamies. A big thanks to Michele and Alanna for having faith in me when I was a newbie to  blogging. 
  You haven't seen the end of me yet though!!  Stay tuned!

Anyway on to our final challenge which is Dry Embossing.  Since CAS-ual Fridays don't have any embossing folders, I pulled out my Stars Fri-dies and ran them through the big shot with an embossing mat.  I must say I have never used my dies for embossing and I think I will be doing it more often.  The possibilities are endless!  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry stamp set with silver embossing powder and die cut some of the stars from silver glitter paper.  


  

If you would like the chance to win a US$25 gift voucher from the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using dry embossing and link it up over HERE.  If you use CAS-ual Fridays products as the main focus of your card, Michele will double the prize to US$50.
We would love you to join us for our last challenge!

Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas!

                                          


Saturday, 15 December 2018

Penny Black Flowers

Hello and happy Saturday!  My card today is for the latest challenge over at The Flower Challenge where this month it is "use an older stamp or die".  I have used the Demure stamp set from Penny Black.  I have had this stamp for a few years and only used it a couple of times!  I stamped it with CP Midnight ink and coloured it in with a  Crimson Kaszazz Alcohol marker.  I used Prisma coloured pencils for the shading.  The sentiment is from Label Love from Altenew and I adhered it onto my card panel with foam tape.  I think I will use this stamp set more often as it came together very quickly!

I am also entering this card into the Muse challenge where they have a "free for all" challenge.
Anita is the Muse with a beautiful feminine card so I thought my floral card fitted in!

Here's my card.



                                       

                                      Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Friday, 7 December 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #214


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Hello and happy Friday!  This week at CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog we have an inspiration photo for you.  I took inspiration from the Christmas ornament and pulled out my Ornament Tag Fri-Die and the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set.  I stamped the mistletoe and gold heat embossed it.  I coloured it in with Altenew Artist markers, ran a glue pen around the edge of the die cut and sprinkled it with gold glitter. Click HERE to take you over to the challenge blog and see how the other DT members were inspired.

         



If you would like the chance to win a US$25 certificate to spend in the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card using the photo as inspiration and link it up to the challenge here.  You don't have to use CAS-ual Fridays stamps but if you do use them as your main focus, Michele will double the prize to US$50.

Thanks for looking and good luck!